Teary-eyed white nationalist Christopher Cantwell is a national pariah, but soon may become a civil rights icon if liberals aren’t careful. Prosecutors in Virginia, desperate to make an example out of the lachrymose lout, have slapped him with a bevy of felony charges while denying him bond, despite turning himself in and going out of his way to comply with law enforcement.
The judge ruled yesterday that Cantwell was a threat to the public safety and a flight risk because of his hate speech, making it clear that the ruling was politically motivated. Additionally, Richard Wilson Preston Jr. of Baltimore made a court appearance by video as well. He was caught on tape waving and firing a gun, and bond determinations for him will be made at a later date.
Cantwell is far from a sympathetic figure for many reasons, but this abusive treatment by the state is already changing his public perception. Cantwell’s openly racist beliefs may turn off the public, but this persecution is already causing observers on the right to sympathize with his plight.
“This is unconstitutional. These are defendable [sic] charges, strong self defense case. Hate the guy, but that’s reality,” said Mike Cernovich, a prominent pro-Trump blogger who previously speculated that Cantwell was a fed, in a Tweet.
Cantwell is providing updates via phone so he can stay connected to his fans while he is in lockup. He appeared on “Real News with Jason Kessler” last night for his first release to the public since his incarceration. Cantwell claims he is facing 60 years in prison for merely defending himself against a mob of leftist terrorists and expressing his uncensored thoughts.
“You have to obey the f-cking law. You can’t engage in violence, and you can’t go after my accusers-not even to annoy them on social media. You’re not helping me. You’re not helping the cause. You’re not helping your race. You’re not helping your nation by doing any of that,” Cantwell said to his supporters, making it clear that escalating the situation will not help matters at this point.
Cantwell is working with Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Augustus Invictus on the best way to raise money for legal fees as he attempts to free himself. He went on to encourage his supporters to remain calm, be honest, and work to document the various deceptions of the leftists who are after him. The Twitter response was mixed, although the sympathy continues to grow for Cantwell.
“He’s a right wing political prisoner. If you’re not willing to stand up for Cantwell, you have no principles. You’re just a cuckservative,” Twitter user Big Baller Right said in response to the news.
“Chris Cantwell is a political prisoner of Weimerica!!! How many Antifa and BLM animals have been arrested despite overwhelming evidence?” Twitter user Trey Knickerbocker asked following his denial of bond.
The far left would be wise to stop making individuals like Cantwell into martyrs, unless they want to pour even more gasoline onto the spirited blaze of the extreme right.